An Alexander County woman sustained serious injuries while walking along a highway this morning shortly after sunrise.
27 year old Michelle Blackwell was struck by a pick up truck operated by George Wooten of Taylorsville while walking along Old North Carolina Highway 90 in the Ellendale Community. Highway Patrol Trooper D. Taylor says Blackwell was walking “on or very near the white line” of the roadway when she was struck by Wooten’s truck traveling east. She was airlifted to Carolinas Regional Medical Center in Charlotte. She was transported from the accident scene to a landing zone at the Ellendale Fire Department by Alexander County EMS.
Taylor says “Blackwell sustained multiple injuries including head trauma and some broken bones but her injuries appeared not to be life threatening.” The investigation continues according to Taylor and he said it’s not yet known if charges will be filed. The crash happened around 7:30 am. Taylor added that Blackwell often walks in the area.